As a high-Achiever in crisis

came up with announcement. Liverpool, the defending champion, is since Wednesday evening out of the Champions League. A 2:3 in the return match against Atletico

As a high-Achiever in crisis

came up with announcement. Liverpool, the defending champion, is since Wednesday evening out of the Champions League. A 2:3 in the return match against Atletico Madrid, in front of their home fans in European Football in these Corona-dominated days are increasingly rare full ranks. A 2:3 after 2:0 lead also, a defeat that proves that the unwavering force structure of the high-flyers, it was a somewhat vulnerable Team has become.

Since a few weeks it difficult for Liverpool inexplicable. The defeat in the first leg at Atletico (0:1) seemed like a short slip to the mid-term, bad. Ten days later: the first defeat in the championship, 0:3 in Watford, the Nimbus was broken, and the record of Arsenal in the 2003/04 season undefeated finished, out of reach. But a crisis? No.

The accented insidiously. Liverpool conceded suddenly, gates, with his incredible balance on the offensive force is often, but not always. 0:2 Chelsea, in the more important of the two Cup competitions in the FA Cup. Two wins in the League, a 3:2 against West Ham 2:1 against Brighton. And then the 2:3 against Atletico. Since the first leg defeat in mid-February, the "Reds remained" never more without conceding a goal, 12 in six games, two per game on average. "It went so far, so good for us, because we have excellently defended," said coach Jürgen Klopp before From in the Champions League.

After the break-in of his team in the overtime with three goals and a sensitive error from Keeper Adrian Klopp criticized the traditionally defensive attitude of Diego Simeone's Atletico. "I just don't understand that you are playing with the quality they have, these soccer ," said Klopp, even if he augmented, the winner is always right. "When I see players such as Koke, Saul, Llorente – you could play proper football." Instead, they were deep in their own half and waited for the counterattack. For Klopp, it was the first defeat in a Champions League knock-out comparison in his tenure as Liverpool Coach.

is Not completely voluntary, so in the case of Liverpool, the concentration now of the championship. Sporty, this is decided as well as – in the case of nine outstanding rounds, Manchester City is already 25 points. But even here, the fairy tale could end, launched in the season for Liverpool abruptly in Disaster, and the first title for 30 years, will be postponed.

How long is still being played?

In the whole of Europe are currently suspended leagues and Championships for the purpose of containment of Coronavirus or cancelled. According to various media reports, the Premier League is already playing on the weekend in front of empty stands. First, countries can also play with the idea of sporting events completely. The approach of a sporting crisis would be back for Liverpool then, but quite in the Background. (mrm)

Created: 12.03.2020, 13:12 PM

Updated Date: 13 March 2020, 08:04

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